Chelsea Halfpenny will be representing Waitress the Musical in The National Lottery’s “Big Night Of Musicals,” which will air on Saturday 29 January 2022 on BBC One in the UK.

Hosted by Jason Manford, this celebration of musical theatre is packed full of performances, with many current West End and UK and Ireland touring productions appearing. The show was filmed last night at the AO Arena in Manchester.

The full lineup is as follows:

  • Dreamgirls – “One Night Only” performed by Nicole Raquel Dennis, Natalie Kassanga, Paige Peddie
  • & Juliet – “Teenage Dream/ Break Free” performed by Keala Seattle and David Bedded
  • Frozen – “I Can’t Lose You” performed by Samantha Barks and Stephanie McKeon
  • Disney’s The Lion King – “He Lives In You” performed by Thenjiwe Nofamele and Kayi Ushe
  • Beauty and the Beast – “Beauty and the Beast” performed by Courtney Stapleton and Shaq Taylor
  • Frozen – “Let It Go” performed by Samantha Barks
  • Back to the Future – “Gotta Start Somewhere” performed by Cedric Neal and the cast
  • The Wiz – “Ease On Down The Road” performed by the cast
  • Dear Evan Hansen – “You Will Be Found” performed by Sam Tutty and Samantha Mbolekwa
  • Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell – “Bat Out of Hell” performed by Glenn Adamson, Martha Kirby, and the cast
  • Waitress – “She Used To Be Mine” performed by Chelsea Halfpenny
  • School of Rock – “Teacher’s Pet” performed by Jake Sharp and cast
  • The Drifters Girl – “Kissing in The Back Row”/”There Goes My First Love”/”Harlem Child”/”You’re More Than A Number In My Little Red Book” performed by Beverley Knight, Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud
  • Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical – “One Love”/”Jammin'” performed by Arinzé Kene
  • Tina – The Tina Turner Musical – “We Don’t Need Another Hero”/”Simply The Best”/”Proud Mary” performed by Aisha Jawando